Police officer Jason Van Dyke appears at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on June 2, 2017. Antonio Perez/Pool/Chicago Tribune

Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder In 16-Shot Slaying Of Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke escaped a first-degree murder conviction, but was also convicted of 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, which carries a minimum six-year term.

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Less Than 30 Percent Of Chicagoans Who Asked For Lead-Testing Kit Got Results, Officials Say

Data gathered as part of a study of 510 homes found that 22 percent of residences with new water meters had elevated levels of lead, the mayor’s office announced last week

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Ravenswood Shooting Wounds Man, 43, Sitting On Back Porch

The shooting happened Monday night in the 4600 block of North Ashland Avenue.

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After Developer Nixes Demolition Plans, City Has Until Next Year To Make A Decision On Controversial Pilsen Historic Landmark District

Instead of razing three buildings on 18th Street, the developer now plans to rehab the buildings. Previously the Landmarks Commission and City Council would've been forced to make a decision on the district by August.